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39 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus two players are on the 60-DAY IL and one player has been DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT (DFA)   

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, and nine players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, three players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-23-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
* Matt Mervis
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 9 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

15-DAY IL: 3
Kyle Hendricks, P 
* Drew Smyly, P 
* Justin Steele, P   

60-DAY IL: 2 
Caleb Kilian, P 
Julian Merryweather, P

DFA: 1 
Garrett Cooper, 1B 
 





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Nwogu and Devers Lead South Bend Cubs to Victory at Fitch Park

Jordan Nwogu belted a solo HR and an RBI single (and stole a base) and SP Luis Devers fired four innings of two hit shutout ball with five strikeouts and 6/0 GO/AO, as the South Bend Cubs (Hi-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) took a 3-0 lead and then held-on to edge the Lansing Lugnuts (Oakland Athletics Hi-A affiliate) 3-2 on Field # 3, and Jack Winkler drilled an RBI single and a double, stole a base, and scored two runs, Jacob Wilson (2023 MLB #6 overall draft pick, A's 1st round pick, and A's #1 prospect) singled twice and scored two runs, Jeremy Eierman ripped an RBI triple and scored a run, Denzel Clarke (A's # 4 prospect) laced an RBI double, and 6'7 SP Joe Boyle (A's #10 prospect) hurled five innings of 98 MPH gas and one-hit shutout ball with six strikeouts, leading the Midland RockHounds (A's AA affiliate) to a 6-4 victory over the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) on Field # 4, in Cactus League Minor League Spring Training game action Wednesday afternoon at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ. 

David Peralta served as an Extra Hitter for Tennessee and got four AB in the game on Field # 1 (he batted once in each of the first four innings), going 0-4 (E-6, F-8, 4-6-3 DP, and 4-3) with a stolen base.

Walker Powell was left behind in Mesa when the Iowa Cubs left town on Tuesday, and he got the start for AA Tennessee for what was supposed to be his final Spring Training tune-up. But he was hit very hard and threw only two innings and 34 pitches before being relieved, so I am not so sure that he will be leaving Arizona just yet...

Here are the abridged box scores from the games (Cubs players only):  


FIELD #4 

TENNESSEE SMOKIES LINEUP:
X. David Peralta, EH: 0-4 (E-6, F-8, 4-6-3 DP, 4-3, SB) 
NOTE: Peralta batted second in the top of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings
1a. Ezequiel Pagan, LF: 1-2 (K, 2B) 
1b. Yohendrick Pinango, LF: 1-2 (L-7, 1B, RBI) 
2a. Matt Shaw, 3B: 0-2 (K, 4-3) 
2b. Luis Verdugo, 3B: 1-2 (P-3, 1B, RBI) 
3a. James Triantos, 2B: 0-2 (5-3, K) 
3b. Scott McKeon, 2B: 0-2 (F-9, K) 
4. Haydn McGeary, 1B: 0-2 (K, 4-3, BB) 
5. Christian Franklin, RF: 0-2 (F-9, BB, 2-3, R, SB) 
6a. Bradlee Beesley, CF: 1-1 (BB, 1B, RBI) 
6b. Cole Roederer, CF: 0-1 (F-9) 
7. Pablo Aliendo, C: 1-2 (BB, 1B, K, R, SB) 
8. Josh Rivera, DH: 1-2 (K, BB, 2B, R)
9. Hayden Cantrelle, SS: 1-2 (K, 2B, BB, R, RBI) 
  
TENNESSEE SMOKIES PITCHERS
1. Walker Powell: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 34 pitches (24 strikes) 
2. Blake Weiman: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (17 strikes) 
3. Porter Hodge: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 BALK, 0/2 GO/AO, 37 pitches (22 strikes)
4. Eduarniel Nunez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/AO, 21 pitches (14 strikes) 
5. Jake Reindl: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (16 strikes)

TENNESSEE SMOKIES ERRORS: 1 
2B Scott McKeon: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)  

TENNESSEE SMOKIES CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Pablo Aliendo: 0-2 CS, 2 PB
 




FIELD # 3

SOUTH BEND CUBS LINEUP:
1. Rafael Morel, CF: 0-2 (K, HBP, K, HBP)
2. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 0-4 (K, K, 6-3, 6-3) 
3. Parker Chavers, LF: 1-4 (F-8, 1B, K, 3-U)
4a. Jonathon Long, 1B: 1-2 (2B, 4-3, R) 
4b. Brian Kalmer, 1B: 1-2 (1B, 6-3)  
5a. Pedro Ramirez, 3B: 0-1 (4-3, BB) 
5b. Liam Spence, 3B: 0-2 (K, F-8) 
6a. Ed Howard, 2B: 0-2 (6-3, F-8 DP, RBI)
6b. Fabian Pertuz, 2B: 0-0 (BB, R) 
7. Casey Opitz, C: 1-2 (BB, K, 1B) 
8. Ethan Hearn, DH #1: 0-1: (BB, P-6, 2-3 SH)  
9. Jordan Nwogu, RF: 2-3 (5-3, HR, 1B, R, 2 RBI, SB)
10a. Dilan Granadillo, DH #2: 0-1 (K) 
10b. Frank Hernandez, PH: 1-1 (1B) 
NOTE: Slot was skipped third time thru the batting order 

SOUTH BEND CUBS PITCHERS
1. Luis Devers: 4.0 IP, 2 H. 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 6/0 GO/AO, 65 pitches (39 strikes) 
2. Tyler Santana: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/4 GO/AO, 38 pitches (26 strikes) 
3. Erian Rodriguez: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/2 GO/AO, 48 pitches (30 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND CUBS ERRORS: 1 
1B Brian Kalmer: E-3 (errant toss to pitcher attempting 3-1 putout allowed batter to reach base safely)

SOUTH BEND CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Casey Opitz: 1 PO 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 70's 

ATTENDANCE: 18 

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Comments

Javier Assad started the Lo-A game (Myrtle Beach versus Stockton) on the Cubs backfields on Wednesday as his final Spring Training tune-up. He was supposed to throw five innings / 75 pitches. However, I was at the minor league road games at Fitch so I didn't see Assad pitch. 

The Reds trading Joe Boyle for Sam Moll at last year's MLB Trade Deadline was like the Phillies trading Ben Brown to the Cubs for David Robertson at the MLB TD in 2022. 

I expect OF Christian Franklin to have a breakout season at AA Tennessee in 2024. In another organization that doesn't have PCA, Caissie, K. Alcantara, and Canario in their system, C. Franklin would be a Top 10 prospect. 

Among the relievers in the system, I expect RHRP Hunter Bigge at AAA Iowa and RHRP Ty Johnson at South Bend to have breakout seasons on 2024, and among the starters I see LHP Drew Gray and RHP Will Sanders at South Bend and RHP Naz Mule at ACL Cubs as the guys who will make the biggest splash. Also, Jaxon Wiggins is throwing bullpen sides, so once he is ready for game action he could be making an impact at Myrtle Beach by June.

18-year old SS Jefferson Rojas almost made the AA Tennessee Opening Day roster, and he is a legit shortstop, so I would expect him to be an MLB Top 100 prospect by mid-season. 

Recent comments

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I’ll spare the details which I’ve stated before but, in short, the Cardinals have lost their sight of their successful identity and strategy over last several dominant decades. From the beginning of the season I saw the Cardinals being in last place or near it again this year, and my prediction is that Mozeliak will be gone after the end of the season.

  • Bill (view)

    I would have kept Cooper rather than Wisdom, but at least I can understand why they did it.  In a team that lacks dominant power hitters, Wisdom can be a dominant power hitter, at least in streaks.  I suppose that there is always the possibility that the streaks longer in both duration and frequency.  I will be content if they essentially make a 100 % DH commitment to Mervis against righties and Wisdom against lefties.  When a regular needs rest, give them total rest, rather than a DH rest.  Do this for at least 2 months, and then re-evaluate at that point.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    This is Cubs adjacent but…


    Jordan Walker just was optioned by the deadbirds. For all the talk of the Cardinals development machine, they’ve really missed on a lot of can’t miss superstars lately. Walker has struggled. Gorman has been okay. They’re already trying to push Carlson out the door. Their pitching system has been so bad they had to go out and sign basically a full rotation over the last two offseasons.

    They’ve still developed a few of those pesky solid players, like Donovan, Edman, and Nootbaar. Their two best prospect to MLB players have been Adolis and Arozarena, neither of which is a cardinal.

    I hope they never figure it out again. Cardinal failure brings me such joy.
     

  • Raisin101 (view)

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate not only all your posts but how eager you are to respond to our questions.

  • Sonicwind75 (view)

    Is it just me or does it seem that official scorers are becoming less likely to call a misplay an error? 

     

    Guess I've hit my cranky old-man phase in life.  "I remember back in the day when an error was an error.  Official scorers have gone soft.  Now where did I put my readers?!!??"

     

    Sidenote, maybe Bellinger should be a little more careful against the Astros.  That was the series last year that a play at wall put him on the IL.   

  • crunch (view)

    i hated the almonte pickup, but he's 9-10 out of 12 for good outings, following a great spring.  hope he can keep it up.

    i already miss cooper, but yeah...the thin OF roster backup the team seems to want to carry probably got wisdom preference over cooper.  i could live without seeing wisdom at 3rd unless it's a blowout, though.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Things I've been wrong about:

    -Tauchman is fine as a 4th OF. I knew that. I just want a better LH DH option and he was really the DH for us until Seiya got hurt. I'm glad Mervis is getting a chance at it. Caissie is coming for that job for sure. But Tauchman continues to be highly useful as a 4th OF with Seiya being hurt

    -I wanted Yency to go to get guys at Iowa a chance. Guys like Palencia and Sanders or RileyT. Maybe even Hodge! But Yency has been better the last two plus weeks. He did hit 96 the other day. He was 93 in Texas to open the season.

    -Leiter has his split working enough. It just needs to stay there

    -I was surprised Jed picked Wisdom over Cooper. I wonder if this happens if Seiya wasn't hurt. Wisdom has more power. Cooper is the better hitter. Jed picked Wisdom and Wisdom had an option left as well.

    -Palencia just doesn't miss enough bats. Similar to ManRod, just two yrs younger. ManRod is killing AAA for TB right now!

    Things I got right so far:

    -Hendricks. Sorry Kyle. You got paid though!

    Jed, you missed there.

    -Smyly. If Jed could've traded him before or during ST, then he should have and saved some cash.

    -Mastro.  Not a LH DH. Pinch runner. Defensive utility. Maybe he's better than Madrigal but didn't get a legit chance to prove it.

    -Luke Little is good. He's had one bad outing. That's it. Needs to get better entering with guys on base. But he needs to stay in MLB.

    -Oh yeah....Morel is doing fine at 3B! He'll get better as well!!

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger "right rib contusion"

  • Childersb3 (view)

    South Bend just lost the lead in the bottom of the 9th on the weirdest scenario, ever.

    It's absolutely pouring rain....men on 1st and 2nd, 1out....JPatterson asks for a new ball, but no time out was called....he throws the old ball toward the dugout (not sure if it rolled out of play).....the ump declares the runners get two bases each so one run scores. Then a single up the middle ties the game.

    The rain was coming down in buckets at this point.

    Just weird

  • crunch (view)

    ...and bellinger is gone in the 7th because of that 2nd blown chance and the wall he bounced off of...

    hopefully his rib cage/shoulder feels better tomorrow, we just got happ back.